Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Orvieto

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  • August 7, 2017
    You access by paying only €1 plus the price of the ticket. Wedding pics as Museum contains many works of the Cathedral and other churches in the city and are arranged intelligently between i sotteranei del Duomo and the Papal Palace that are very interesting. There are frescoes, statues and altarpieces, sinopie and whatnot .... beautiful is the original of the Madonna and child and marble Angels supporting the cortina originally placed on the front of the Cathedral, as well as Mary Magdalene by Luca Signorelli. There is also the room once used as a library. I mean not to be missed.
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  • August 3, 2017
    The visit to this Museum takes a long time, seen plenty of works contained therein and every minute seems to last an eternity, eternity is the fame of artists with their works made him famous in the world! The Madonna of the olive (see photo) refers to a noted miracle in 1399 in the countryside around in Assisi, when a little boy with his father went in the fields, she claimed to have seen between a Bush and another a white image of Madonna inviting him to remind his countrymen. The iconography of it was spread in particular by the brotherhood of the whites who went to Rome for the Jubilee of 1400 and is therefore highly probable that the painting was executed in that year by a good artist of the Sienese school. It seems also a detached fresco depicting a Holy crowned and a Knight with the banner of St. George, artwork of Ugolino di prete Ilario, which is known in Orvieto between 1356 and 1384, a remarkable example of what can be called the school of painting of Orvieto of 300. Lorenzo Maitani, Sienese sculptor, author of most of the statues adorning the façade of the Cathedral, there replaced (obviously) from copies, is perhaps the author of the sculpture of the enthroned Madonna and child of the years included in the first decade of the 14th century and which was precisely placed in the Lunette above the central portal of the Temple of Orvieto. Right in front of it is today the citizenship to this genius of the sculpture. In the Museum of the ' beautiful ' could not miss Simone Martini, with a piece of polyptych depicting the Madonna with child magazine (see detail photos of the face) and a painting in tempera, gold and silver leaf, signed and dated with the Madonna and child, with Saints Mary Magdalene, John, Peter and Paul. The icon of the Museum is the table by Luca Signorelli depicting the Magdalene of 1504, (see photo) from the Cathedral's Chapel in the Church of San Brizio. The iconography of Signorelli refers to a pattern already known in the middle ages and dating to Saint Gregory the great on the overlap in the same hagiography of three subjects originally distinct evangelicals: Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany and the unknown Hooker redeemed by Jesus with tears washed the feet of the Savior, then drying them with her long hair loose. The iconography of Mary Magdalene has very specific characteristics, such as red cloak, the amiculum of the ancient Romans, who distinguished-precisely-who plied the world's oldest profession and the PyX containing ointments with which smear the body of Christ. Signorelli is also a self-portrait, together with that of the camerlengo of the Cathedral who commissioned the frescoes in the chapel of San Brizio. Long believed genuine, was considered by Roberto Longhi a fake, to be then re-accepted as ' true ': the choice for those who ... side: I, frankly I am abstaining, but I consider still the Longhi the greatest art historian that Italy has ever had! Valuable paintings by Cesare Nebbia, painter from Orvieto Mannerist-Baroque moving within are present, as well as valuable a Madonna enthroned with child and two Angels dated in years when Dante was born (1265-70): the identity of its author, Coppo di Marcovaldo, many doubts-even today-there are.
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  • July 26, 2017
    This museum deserves much more than a visit! The ground floor offers no more than a long underground at corrisoio Castle, along whose hips are stacked materials machinery used to build the Cathedral, and at the end there is a small chapel (certainly front compared to the Cathedral where two frescoes on opposite walls. Four large floor slabs made me the hypothesis (then found) that underneath there was a burial ground. From these environments leads then to the inner garden where a straight talking upstairs. Just got over you can admire the Madonna enthroned by Maitani, the original that was once above the median portal of the Cathedral replaced now by a copy to preserve the work from the weather by pigeons, "Poos." highly corrosive. From this Hall enters you in the various rooms. The first works by Luca Signorelli, Simone Martini, and the original statue outside of the Cathedral, St. Michael and the Dragon (Satan). Then a series of other works, and a huge bust that not showing the title. I remember even a room with gold inlaid, pasterns and a somewhat hidden, an ancient library with frescoes on the walls in white black large distinguished writers and philosophers of antiquity (also by Fra Angelico). There are also various sculptures of Pisano.
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  • Outstanding collection.
  • Informative. It's beautiful. Interesting.
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  • Visited the Duomo is obliged to visit the Museum.
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  • The Cathedral of Orvieto is a "giant" that appears in the beautiful landscape of this ancient Italian city. Is another attraction of this place that makes you go back in time.
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